Brian’s Battle with Cancer

Update posted by Brian Andanar On Feb 04, 2019

Hi! I'm back again. Well here's an update regarding my activities these past few months. Last December 9, 2018, I finished my 8th chemo session. To sum it up, it went smoothly and I did not experience any adverse effects after my treatment. I only felt a bit tired when I got discharged from the hospital but that's it, no nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. I'm excited to go home because I am finally done with my chemo treatments and looked forward to spend time with my family and friends. I was very optimistic the whole month of December and I was able to enjoy moments with the people I cherish the most during the holiday season.

On the 11th of January, I was scheduled to undergo PET-CT scan. To be honest, I was kinda nervous but when I entered the room, I felt relaxed and I even fell asleep during the procedure. When it was over, the waiting game started. I prayed that hopefully the results will favor me. Four days later, the results were out. Fortunately, It was also the day of my check-up with Dr. Gorospe. I arrived early in her clinic, and when I went inside her room, I saw a big smile on her face which relieved my worries and anxieties. She said that the chemo sessions were effective and that I'm on remission. She reminded me to take care of my body and shared some inspiring words which almost made me cry. hehe I'm beyond joyful that day. I cannot explain the feeling but I'm so happy and very thankful.

My fight against cancer may be over for now, I will never know when it will comeback. All I have to do is to take care of my body, remain optimistic at all times and the most important thing, is to pray and surrender myself to God, then I know everything will be fine.

Cancer indeed is a life changing moment. I learned many lessons throughout the process. I began to appreciate all the things in life even the small ones. I also learned how to be patient and to help people who are in need. Most importantly, I started to talk to God. I realized that God is truly amazing and that he has a plan to each one of us. I was also inspired by St. Padre Pio who taught me to always "Pray, Hope and Don't Worry".

To everyone who feels down, to those who are experiencing hardships in life, and to those who are ill and are dealing with cancer, always try to stay strong, trust and pray to God.

Once again, I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. I will be forever grateful to each individual that supported me in this journey. I may not know all of you and be able to mention your names but I sincerely appreciate all the help that you gave, rest assured that all of you are in my prayers. God Bless Everyone!!

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Nov 19, 2018

Hi! Here are some updates regarding my recent activities this past month. Last October 29, I had my third and most crucial PET/CT scan, because this will determine the effectiveness of my chemo treatment. The results were available after 48 hours but since the next couple of days were holidays, I was only able to book an appointment with my oncologist, Dr. Gorospe on the 13th of November. But then, I was lucky enough to be rescheduled on the 8th with the help of Dr. Gorospe's secretary, Mam Josephine.

On the day of my check-up, I was very hopeful and I never felt nervous while waiting for my turn. As soon as I entered the clinic and showed Dr. Gorospe the results, her reaction was a bit serious and unsatisfied. She explained to me that even though the results were very significant, there were still small traces of cancer cells left that should be taken care of. That is why she required me to undergo 2 more chemo sessions to add in my treatment protocol. When I heard about it, I felt really sad at first because I thought that my treatment is already over. But then I prayed to God and realized that maybe God has better plans for me and whatever it is, I trust Him completely. I must not give up and continue to fight.

Last November 16-18, 2018 was my 7th chemo session. It was like an ordinary day probably because it was my seventh time. I am thankful that everything went smoothly upon my admission, insertion of iv line, administering of chemo drugs and up to my discharge from the hospital. I was very happy and optimistic during the whole process and felt stronger and confident with my treatment. I would like to give thanks to our Lord God for his blessings as well as to my family, significant other, relatives, my friends and anonymous people for their unwavering support. I humbly ask everyone for your prayers! God Bless everyone!

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Oct 04, 2018

Hi guys! Yesterday i just finished my 6th cycle. It went well without any allergic reactions nor complications, although when i got home I felt tired so I was able to sleep early. Today i feel more energize because i was able to take a long rest but still, I expect to develop some side-effects from the chemo drugs in the next couple of days so I need to prepare my body always. My battle against cancer isn't over yet, I will be undergoing another PET/CT probably on the last week of October. Once the results are available, I will be evaluated if I need to have additional 2 chemo cycles or I can proceed with the maintenance medications. Hopefully, all goes out according to plan and I hope my body will be cleared from any tumors and become cancer-free.

Again, I thank God for everything! I thank God for giving me the strength and all the support I needed in this battle. I would like to thank my family, Claire and her family, my relatives here and abroad, all my friends as well as their families, colleagues,to all my village neighbors and to all anonymous donors. Words cannot express how happy I am with all the help that you have given to me. I will be forever grateful to everyone who have supported me throughout this whole process. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. God Bless us all!


I’m suffering from bone cancer. I want to live.

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Sep 19, 2018

Good day everyone! So far I completed 5 out of the 6 chemo sessions that was part of my treatment plan. One more to go and hopefully everything goes well. Just like the previous chemo sessions it went accordingly without any adverse reactions, however, I noticed that my veins are starting to react to the effects of chemo drugs. The doctors and nurses are having trouble inserting an iv line, but it is what it is, I guess it's part of the process and I have to endure all of it. Unlike the other post chemo sessions, I experienced the side effects 1 week after my 5th sesision. I had severe pain on both of my knees, I can hardly stand and I had episodes of fever and that prompted me to go the hospital immediately. Some routine laboratory tests were done and after a couple of hours in the hospital, the results were normal. I was given some iv and oral pain medications to relieve the discomfort on my knees and eventualy I was sent home. The next day I felt much better although there was still pain on my knees, it was tolerable. I was given another shot of iv pain medication to alleviate it. The following days were way better, the pain was gone and I was able to move freely, hopefully this would continue and I will be very extra careful from now on.

My fight against cancer is far from over but because I have God, I have my family, Claire, friends and relatives I feel and I know that I can win this one. Thanks to the nurses and doctors of Delos Santos Center. Thanks to mam Josephine and to Dr. Charity Gorospe. Thank you everyone for your support and prayers! You guys keep my spirit and strength high!

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Sep 01, 2018

Hello! :-) I just finished my 4th chemo session last Aug 17-19, 2018. This time I started my treatment inside my hospital room. My oncologist was not around so another oncologist took over. When I got home from the hospital I was a bit weak and sleepy, I went to my room and took some rest. The following day, I woke up early and full of energy. I felt stronger which was unusual because in my previous chemo sessions I experienced some side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. After my 4th chemo session, I had no adverse reactions, plus the results of my blood tests were within normal range which allowed me to do some light exercises. I was also able to play 5 on 5 basketball which I haven't done in 5 months. Hopefully in my remaining 2 sessions I would feel the same with more strength and energy. Once again, I thank you Lord for giving me the strength to do the things I love. Thank you Lord for giving me the support I need in this battle. This is not yet over but I'm very optimistic that I can overcome this challenge. Thanks to my family, relatives, Claire, friends and to the random people who gave their support and prayers. I will be forever grateful to all of you. God Bless everyone.

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Aug 09, 2018

Hi everyone. I'm halfway through my treatment, just three more and hopefully it all goes well. Last July 23, 2018 I underwent my second PET-CT and the results were promising. It showed that most of my tumors in the body were gone and some decreased significantly in size.

I just finished my third chemo session last July 27-29, 2018. It went smoothly and I had no allergic reactions during the infusion of the chemo drugs but I noticed that after each session I experienced different kinds of side-effects. A day after my first session, I was nauseous and my body was very weak, I had to stay in bed all day. Then on the second post-chemo session, I was not able to sleep because of severe vomiting and diarrhea that lasted all night. Fortunately I was able to hydrate and eventually I was able to recover after 2 days. Recently, I had watery stools which lasted for a week, I opted to test my stool for fecalysis just to be sure and the results showed no parasites which was a good thing. I just had to adjust my diet in order to prevent dehydration and further stomach upset. Overall, I'm feeling ok and I'm able to adapt with the changes in my body.

Once again, thank you so much for your endless support and prayers. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for all your help. Please continue to pray for me because this battle is not yet over. Thank you so much. God Bless us all.

Thank you Lord for all the blessings and for giving me strength and a positive mindset.


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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Jul 18, 2018

Updating everyone regarding my chemotherapy session that took place last July 7-8, 2018.

The second session went smoothly unlike the first one. This time, I had no allergic reaction and the chemo drug was received by my body very well. I also noticed that the lump on my right neck area got smaller as compared to when I first underwent therapy. But, I had to shave my hair off because the side effect of the medications already took a toll on my hair. Alopecia or hair loss is one of the very dreaded side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs. I took this change very lightly because I had this hairstyle back in my college days. And come to think of it, at least I won't spend much on shampoo now. Hehe. Just trying to make things light.

This was taken after I had my hair shaved.

I would like to thank everyone again for your unending support and prayers. I am going through this with a positive attitude because of God and the people around me who keep me motivated and inspired.

Thank you also to my good friend Kevin Obispo for visiting and Pot Luck Grill for sending us some very delicious pork and chicken barbeque.

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Jul 09, 2018

Maraming salamat sa mga naglaro at sumuporta sa 2-Day Basketball League nung June 30-July 1, 2018

Salamat John Dimaguila sa pag-organize ng Liga, sobrang salamat Tol! Isa kang alamat 😊

Sa lahat ng players, sa mga nagdonate at sumuporta maraming maraming salamat. Sobrang laking tulong ang nagawa niyo. Sa susunod maglalaro na ko. Hehe.

Lalong lumakas loob ko at ipagpapatuloy ko ang laban💪😊

Maraming salamat ulit sa lahat and Lord sobrang salamat sa blessings at sa tulong na natatanggap ko.

God Bless you all!😊🙏 @ Town and Country Executive Village


Thank you team Provocative and team Mangga boys!

Thank you team Titos of Town and team jpx/Guiho boys!

Congrats Day 1 champions, team jpx/Guiho boys!

Team cheerleader!


Thank you team Thugs and team Mejia Clan!

Thank you team DJ Labao and TimberLugs!

Congrats day 2 champions, team TimberLugs!

Maraming maraming salamat John Dimaguila sa pagorganize!

God bless us all! Thank you.


Hello guys, please visit my fundraiser. Your help will be of great deal to me and my mother. Thank you and Godbless!

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Jun 19, 2018

Updating everyone after my first chemo session:

The first drug that was given to me was Rituximab (Mabthera). The drug was infused slowly to observe for allergic reactions. Unfortunately, I had rashes and severe itching all over my body so the infusion had to be stopped momentarily. This is the most expensive drug among my chemo drugs, and that is probably why my body reacted because I'm not used to receiving such pricey medications. Hehe. Kidding aside, after a couple of hours, the rashes disappeared and the infusion of the drug continued. I had no apparent side effects such as vomiting, nausea, dizziness, etc. during my hospital stay. Hopefully, I wont have them as well after the remaining chemo sessions.

This picture was taken inside the clinic of my oncologist before I developed rashes:

The following day, the other chemo drugs (Doxorubicin, Vincristine and Cyclophophamide) were infused via infusion pump.

Thank you to my solid support system. They visited me during my hospital stay and have been there since day 1. Thank you to my family and to my girlfriend, Claire Estrada. You always keep me strong and determined.

I would also like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your continuous support and prayers. I am very optimistic that I will get through this because of God and the people who have extended their help and effort in any way possible. We still have a long journey ahead, but anything is possible through Christ who strengthens us. Thank you, thank you! May God bless us all.

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Update posted by Brian Andanar On Jun 14, 2018

Hi, everyone! Thank you for your donations and messages of hope! I read every message and truly appreciate everything! I will be admitted tomorrow at the De Los Santos Medical Center in Quezon City to prepare for my chemo on Saturday!! I'll update you guys soon how the 1st session goes!! Thank you, dear God, for surrounding me with so many good people. Thank you everybody for giving me strength! #blessed #briansbattle

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